Really sticky chocolate brownies with salted caramel topping

Really sticky chocolate brownies with salted caramel topping

I am very particular when it comes to chocolate brownies.  When I order a brownie I am looking for one that has a firm topping and a melt in the mouth middle.  I love the sticky, gooey, finger licking variety.  I know there are two camps when it comes to how people like their brownies but I can’t stand them when they are too dry.  It is inexcusable because they are so super easy to make.  They are also really inexpensive.

This recipe is so easy in fact that it is suitable to do with children.  My 4 year old and I have loads of fun together cooking and I find that cooking is really educational for him.  One of the lessons he learnt making these is not to dip your fingers in the cocoa powder.   The sight of him trying to scratch the powder off his tongue tells me he won’t be in a hurry to do that again.

Recipe for Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping Recipe

 

Anyway, on to the recipe.  You only need a handful of ingredients, equipment and 30 minutes out of your day. Here is how you make my wonderful really sticky chocolate brownies topped with salted caramel sauce (yum!).

Here is my simple recipe

Really Sticky Chocolate Brownies Topped With Salted Caramel

This is a basic recipe for chocolate brownies.  You can add any topping of your choice.  I  love salted caramel and it just so happens that it goes well with the texture of these brownies.  

Ingredients

  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 225 g unsalted butter (cut in to small pieces)
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 60g walnuts (smashed in to small bits)
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 45 g salted butter (room temperature) (cut in to small pieces so that they melt easier)
  • 60 ml cream (double or whipped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

To make the brownies

  1. First melt the unsalted butter and then add in the ingredients in the order listed all the way down to (and including) the walnut pieces.

  2. Mix well and bake in a greased baking tin at 180 C / Gas Mark 4 for 20 - 25 mins.  Keep checking on them and pull them out when they are at the consistency you want.  Don't forget that they will continue to cook for a while once you have got them out of the oven.

Whilst they are in the oven it's time to make the salted caramel topping

  1. Heat the granulated sugar up slowly on a medium heat.  Keep stirring it until it turns in to liquid.  Be careful not to burn it.

  2. Using a whisk add the butter to the pan and keep stirring until it is melted. 

  3. Add in the cream. Be warned that it could bubble up at this point. So add it slowly and continue stirring. Bring to the boil.

  4. After a minute of boiling, remove from heat, add the salt and leave to stand. 

Once the brownies and the caramel have cooled, drizzle the sauce over the top and tuck in!

You may not use all of the salted caramel in this recipe. It does depend on how much you like salted caramel (I used it all!).

If you like this recipe then try out one of my other favourites – Crunchie Bar Tiffin Slice.

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16 Comments

  1. January 29, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Wow, these look gorgeously gooey 😍. Your comment about your little boy and the cocoa powder made me laugh – I made chocolate cake with my daughter last weekend and only just managed to stop her from eating some of it! I guess it looks like chocolate and it smells like chocolate…

  2. January 29, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    They look divine! We made chocolate and salted caramel cupcakes this weekend with chocolate butter frosting….yummy! #familyfunlinky

    • January 30, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Now they sound right up my street. Let me know when you are sharing the recipe x

  3. January 29, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I have pinned it in my must do list. I also hate a dry brownie- such a disappointment. Love the look of this one! #bigpinklink

    • January 30, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Oh you must. Warning – they didn’t last very long in our household so make up a load 🙂

      • January 31, 2018 / 7:09 pm

        Good advice. Suits me to have lots!!

  4. like Sara...but with a d
    January 29, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I’m gonna need a lot of these. Maybe 2 or 3 dozen 🙂

  5. Alice Letters to my Daughter
    January 29, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    These sound amazing! I’m a massive fan of brownies but these sound like they’re on another level! #HoneyBeeLinky

    • January 30, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      They are great with…..great with anything to be honest! Wine, coffee, tea, squash hahahaha

  6. hampersandhiccups
    January 30, 2018 / 2:50 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. How decadent!
    #honeybeelinky
    Katelynn, hampersandhiccups.com

  7. January 30, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    ooo these really yum and sticky…hehe X #honeybeelinky

  8. February 4, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Oh my goodness they sound and look divine. Chocolate brownie’s are my favourite thing, ever! Do you do delivery? Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  9. February 4, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Oooo these look absolutely delicious, loving the sound of salted caramel topping… might just have to give these a try. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

  10. mebeingmummy
    February 5, 2018 / 12:58 am

    These look delicious! And are completely toying with my emotions as have just started a diet so things like this are off of the menu for a very long time! Thank you for sharing though… have been happy to just stare at the pictures for 5 minutes, haha! Thank you for joining in with the #honeybeelinky lovely, see you next time I hope! xxx

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